How Seatbelts Can Protect Your Life—and Your Pocketbook—This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving can be a wonderful opportunity to visit family or friends, but it can be an extremely dangerous time to be on the road in Arkansas. Reports indicate that during 2012’s Thanksgiving weekend, 301 Americans lost their lives in motor vehicle collision. Ten of those fatalities were the result of Arkansas car accidents.

These crashes are just one of the reason law enforcement across the state has announced they will be cracking down on drivers who don’t obey the law this holiday season. According to an article from FOX 16 News, Arkansas State Troopers and other agencies from around the state will partner in the “Click It Or Ticket” Campaign, which runs from November 24-30.

During that time, law enforcement officers will stop motorists who are speeding, distracted, or not wearing their seat belts. They will focus their efforts predominantly on I-40.

So what can you do to stay safe and ticket free this holiday season? Most experts agree that wearing a seat belt is one of the best options. Seat belts can reduce the chances of death in accidents by as much as 45 percent and save as many as 12,000 lives per year.

At Rainwater, Holt & Sexton, our Little Rock personal injury lawyers recognize the importance of buckling up. That’s why you should wear your seat belt each time you get in a vehicle and ask all other occupants to do the same.

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